Cardamine californica (Nutt.) Greene
Milkmaids, Bitter Cress
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Brassicales||Mustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil|
|Genus||Cardamine||Bittercress (also called Dentaria)—from the Greek kardamon, an herb with pungent leaves|
|Species||californica||“Of or from California”|
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Cardamine californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 3 × 3½" (8.4 × 8.8 cm)
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